|Peak:||Maroon Peak (14er)|
|Date of Information:||07/30/2011|
South ridge still has a little bit of snow on it on the ascent from the West Maroon trail. In the dark, it can be difficult to see a way around it. You can skirt it to the hiker's right (above the snow). The rest of the ascent to the summit of Maroon Peak is mostly free of snow (some large snow areas can be avoided by staying close to solid rock to the right of the snow. The traverse is snow-free whether you take the ridge proper or skirt the first two cruxes to the west (left) of the ridge. There are a couple of areas of wet rocks on the descent of North Maroon, but not a lot to be worried about.